Treated as if it were a big surprise: For Martisius’ tiny lissoir fragments, the nondestructive plastic bag method seemed perfect. You get fewer molecules to analyze, says Frido Welker, who performed the ZooMS analysis for Martisius, but at least it provides the possibility of identifying a species without having to take a sample. “For bone Read More…
It’s amazing what the Neanderthals have learned in the fifty years yer news writer has heard anything about them.
Puzzle: However, the researchers also found significant fragments of genetic material from another archaic species of human, Denisovans, in the DNA of the Icelanders, and this was something of a surprise. Up to now, Denisovan genes have primarily been found in Australian Aborigines, East Asians and people in Papua New Guinea. So how did these genes end up in Islanders’ DNA? And when?
Who apparently made the oldest known string. The thing is, they’re going to have to find another subhuman. The trouble is, Darwinism needs a subhuman; otherwise, the human race has no Darwinian beginning. Any thoughts as to who will be voted the next one?
Other researchers dispute it.
We’ve certainly heard more than five around here. But one of them sounds like something that could really happen. For one thing, it has happened in historical time.
Those old Descent of Man charts were sometimes fun, showing a bacterium ending up as some poor slob hunched over a workstation. Some sort of moral was always pounded into us by these tales, usually not an uplifting one. But real history is always better and more interesting.
If the Neanderthal woman was living and having kids with a non-Neanderthal man, she wasn’t living and having kids with a Neanderthal man. Perhaps, if non-Neanderthal men were more numerous, it was only a matter of time and only the usual amount of violence, rather than a big massacre.
There just weren’t very many Neanderthals to begin with so they were subject to a number of factors that diminished their numbers even further, say researchers.
Sheldon: “[i]t is not likely that Neanderthals possessed language, a sense of self, or an artistic bent.”
“Now, a group of 44 researchers has written a strongly worded critique of the dating of these paintings … ” Stay tuned.
Most likely the underlying issue for the dissenters is that the anthropologists are Darwinians and in any Darwinian scheme, someone must be the subhuman. Otherwise, there is no beginning to human history. The Neanderthals are convenient for the purpose. If we found a Stone Age laptop among the Neanderthal artifacts, the same people might still be claiming it didn’t prove anything.
Glue was found on well-preserved tools from 50 kya.
Apparently, it’s the geneticists’ “worst nightmare.”
The thesis that modern humans had a competitive advantage in projectiles might be a bit hasty. One is reminded of the claim that modern humans could do art and Neanderthals couldn’t, and then we found Neanderthal art.